Council to prioritise pedestrian safety on Homebush Road, Avoca

Published on 15 June 2022

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Pyrenees Shire Council has received grant funds under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) Round 3 for the construction of shared paths in Avoca.

Council will prioritize constructing footpaths to increase pedestrian safety and equitable access along Homebush Road and Boyce Street. The road-rail crossing on Homebush Road presents safety issues for pedestrians and children with no road shoulder or dedicated pedestrian route at the rail level crossing.

“We know that pedestrian safety is an issue along Homebush Road and we want to make sure that all our community members can safely walk along the street in Avoca,” said Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor Cr Ron Eason.

More footpaths are planned for Avoca and Beaufort to increase pedestrian access within the towns, while ensuring pedestrian safety and equitable access with shared pathways.

“It’s important that we can make sure all our community members can safely make their way around our towns. We know that we need more safe footpaths for people and we’re committed to building these for our community,” Cr Eason said.

Council will work with the community with upcoming community engagement planned to gather feedback on the community’s thoughts for where footpaths may be needed Beaufort and Avoca.

“We know we need more footpaths in Avoca and Beaufort. Homebush Road is a priority for us, and we’ll talk to the community about other locations they believe we’ll need to construct footpaths to increase community safety and access,” Cr Eason said.

Follow Pyrenees Shire Council on Facebook and regularly visit their website for more information on this engagement process when it’s available.

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